Led the team in touchdown catches with 5 on the season...had 34 catches for 413 yards, average of 34.4 per game...had one catch for 15 yards at Ball State...had two catches for 16 yards vs. Penn State...had two catches for 34 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception vs. Connecticut...had a team-leading five receptions for 38 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown reception at Wake Forest...two catches for 21 yards vs. Massachusetts...five receptions for 51 yards and touchdown at Pittsburgh...three catches for 45 yards and one touchdown at Notre Dame...four catches for a season-high 44 yards vs. Rutgers...also had one solo tackle in that game...three catches for 53 yards at Temple...two receptions for fifteen yards and one touchdown vs. Syracuse...led all BC receivers with five catches for 81 yards, including a 32-yard grab, vs. North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl.
Finished the season as BC's third-leading receiver; had 32 catches for 401 yards (12.5 per catch, 33.4 yards per game)...four catches for 37 yards, long of 15, vs. Wake Forest in season opener... BC's leading receiver vs. Penn State with three catches for 52 yards, long of 37...two catches for 13 yards at Connecticut...two catches for 27 yards, long of 17 vs. Ball State...three catches for 36 yards, one long of 17, at Temple...four catches for 52 yards, a long of 16 at Syracuse...one reception for 27 yards vs. Pittsburgh...tied career high with third five-reception game, had 59 receiving yards vs. West Virginia...had four catches for 62 yards at Rutgers, including a long of 36...had one nine-yard reception at Virginia Tech...two catches for 23 yards in the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl game vs. Colorado State...half of a junior dynamic duo at wide receiver, along with Grant Adams; both came on strong at end of 2002 season and laid claim to starting roles in spring drills...three catches for 40 yards, including a 19-yarder, in 2003 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game.
Number two on the depth chart at wide receiver as a sophomore...finished the season with 19 catches for 231 yards (12.2 per catch), 2 touchdowns, 25.7 receiving yards per game...snagged a nine-yard reception in the Stanford game in Alumni Stadium...one catch for nine yards vs. Virginia Tech...BC's leading receiver vs. Navy in a breakout day; five catches for 85 yards, including a 42-yarder, and his first collegiate touchdown...two catches for 15 yards vs. Pittsburgh...three catches for 28 yards, including an 11-yarder, in the West Virginia game...one nine-yard reception vs. Rutgers... had five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown vs. Toledo in the Motor City Bowl.
Competed for playing time and improvement at wide receiver slot.
Did not see any action and was redshirted.
Earned SuperPrep All-America honors as a senior wide receiver/defensive back at Sprayberry High School...also captured all-Cobb County honors...was an all-state honorable mention choice...made 27 receptions for 525 yards and three touchdowns in 1999...caught 23 passes for 471 yards and six touchdowns as a junior...enjoyed a fine sophomore campaign, making 52 receptions for 738 yards and seven touchdowns...made 11 career interceptions from his defensive back position; returned three of his picks for touchdowns...played for head coach Billy Hamilton...also played on Sprayberry's basketball team as a sophomore.
Joel Aaron Hazard, born April 10, 1981...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences as a history major...Joel is the third of Julie and Philip Hazard's six children...his father Phil is a 1978 BC graduate and was a successful member of the track and field team...he was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1989.